One Hyde Park, in the heart of London, is considered to be the world’s most expensive residential building. Beneath the glittery surface, however, a snapshot of its owners and residents can tell us a great deal about the nature of modern capitalism.
Human Rights lawyer Anna Morris speaks out against the government’s proposals to privatise the provision of legal representation to the most vulnerable - their most scathing attack on legal aid to date - and against the introduction of “Serco-Law” as multinationals bid to take over the operation of our justice system.
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FBI whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds was described as "the most gagged person in the history of the United States" by the American Civil Liberties Union. Was the Sunday Times pressured to drop its investigation into her revelations?
Over the coming days, a number of People's Assemblies against Austerity are set to take place across the UK. Author and Academic Andreas Bieler, who will be speaking at the Nottingham Assembly this Saturday alongside Tony Benn, Owen Jones and others, explains their urgent necessity.
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Editor's Desk, Events - Feb 4, 2013 0:00 - 1 Comment
On Tuesday 5th Feb, to mark the anniversary of the huge protests against the invasion of Iraq, Ceasefire Magazine and Anticapitalist Initiative present an evening of discussion on how imperialist wars in the Middle East and North Africa continue to shape our lives, heighten insecurity, extinguish precious civil liberties and further the reach of US Empire.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Apr 29, 2013 15:02 - 3 Comments
Earlier this month, the UN’s adoption of an Arms Trade Treaty was celebrated as a historic success by Amnesty and Oxfam. Yet many campaigners now believe it could do more harm than good. Kirk Jackson reveals how a treaty that never seriously threatened the arms trade was critically weakened at the UN, and how it could actually benefit the arms industry and powerful arms-selling states.
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New in Ceasefire, Politics - May 14, 2013 9:37 - Comment
Comment | Kenya torture settlement: the UK owes victims of imperial crimes far more than compensation
As the Foreign Office finally agrees to financially compensate the survivors of its Kenyan torture campaign, an official apology and admission of culpability remain necessary, argues Peter Tatchell.
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New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - May 13, 2013 0:00 - Comment
The “war on terror” has provided a blanket for states around the globe to commit and collude in human rights abuses, particularly of vulnerable minorities. Aisha Maniar reports on the extraordinary case of Rasul Kudaev.
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In Theory, New in Ceasefire - May 10, 2013 14:13 - Comment
Walter Benjamin claims that mainstream, common-sense views of language are ideological – but what does he put in their place? What kind of writing practices does he encourage? In the second part of his series on Benjamin, Andrew Robinson discusses various texts on language, translation and mimesis.
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Book Reviews, New in Ceasefire - Apr 22, 2013 15:17 - 6 Comments
In his Ceasefire review, Dan Glazebrook examines Maximilian Forte’s withering indictment of liberal humanitarianism and its collusion in imperialist designs on Africa, as seen in NATO’s Libya campaign of 2011.